Arabeque 2
Publication
2011—09 (19)       
Berlin, DE


Cutting-edge graphic work from the Arab world and Iran that is emblematic of the cultural emancipation of this entire area. Young designers in the region are playing a part in this movement by increasingly emancipating themselves creatively. In their work, they are charting their own compelling course between local visual convention and a modern international style. This work is particularly relevant to those creating street art and poster design. Arabesque 2 also features graphic design, logos, editorial design, and illustration by young designers and activists from Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates. Regardless of the location and nationality of their creators, all of the examples included in the book combine modern design with the traditional, letter-based canon of Arab forms in striking ways. The book’s preface is written by John Martin, co-founder of Art Dubai. Additional texts and interviews describe the environments in which the featured designers and artists work. Editors Ben Wittner and Sascha Thoma round out Arabesque 2 with a CD-ROM that features four typefaces related to its themes.

Hardcover, 208   pages
9.8x 1 x 11.5  in, 3.2 pounds  
Published by Gestalten
Language in English
ISBN 978-3899553307

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